• King of Comedy

  • The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis
  • By: Shawn Levy
  • Narrated by: Marty Ingels
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-15-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce to Jim Carey and David Letterman, Jerry Lewis has influenced generations of great comedians. He has raised over a billion dollars for charity, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Author/film critic Shawn Levy interviews Lewis and many of his contemporaries, friends, and enemies to paint a realistic portrait of a complicated genius. Levy tells the story of Lewis's meteoric rise to superstardom, his legendary but tumultuous partnership with Dean Martin, his acting and directing hits and misses, and the demons that haunted the funnyman's personal relationships. King of Comedy is the definitive biography of Jerry Lewis, a funny but dark look at one of the world's most beloved yet misunderstood entertainers.
Cover Photo by Martha Swope © Time Inc.; Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1996 by Shawn Levy
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3 out of 5 stars
By David on 01-17-04

Interesting!

If you like Jerry Lewis you will enjoy this book! I learnd a few things that I had never heard before about Jerry. I think he was a great entertainer, but a much better humanitarian!

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5 out of 5 stars
By FibreFay on 04-06-16

A successful, super comedian.

I've always loved Jerry Lewis for as long as I remember and acting with Dean Martin, they became a formidable pair on stage and screen. Their brand of comedy will be hard to replicate. Jerry raised millions of dollars for disadvantaged people and for this he will be respected highly for his passion of giving and caring for those less fortunate.

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